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197th Ohio Infantry      
Company A
Still H McGrew - Corporal   
Enlisted in Company A, Ohio 115th Infantry Regiment on 19 Sep 1862.
Promoted to Full Corporal on 18 Sep 1862.
Mustered out on 22 Jun 1865 at Murfreesboro, TN.
Contact Name:  Fred Rose
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Date Added:  3/13/2012
Company B
Eli Oswalt - Private   
Eli was my 2nd great grandfather's brother (my 3rd great uncle?). He survived Wheeler's assault on blockhouse no. 5.
Contact Name:  Kevin Bell
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Date Added:  12/3/2009
Company B
Solomon Yant - Unknown   
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Contact Name:  Jennifer Simpson
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Date Added:  11/19/2010
Company C
Edward Ellis - Private   
Edward was a POW in the Andersonville Prison Camp and was on his way home on the Sultana when it went down after an explosion on the Mississippi. He was killed in this explosion. This riverboat was to hold only 376 people and there was an estimate of 2300 people on this boat. This trajedy was over shadowed by the assisinaton of Abraham Lincoln and the end of the Civil War.
Contact Name:  Valerie White
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Date Added:  3/17/2012
Company C
Charles Sherman Tyson - Corporal   
Charles enlisted in Company C, Ohio 115th Infantry Regiment on 19 Sep 1862. He was promoted to Full Corporal on 01 Mar 1863. He was captured in December of 1864 and sent to Andersonville Prison. Mustered out on 27 Apr 1865 at Steamer 'Sultana', Memphis, TN.
Contact Name:  William K Jones
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Date Added:  1/17/2010
Company E
charles wesley gray - Private   
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Contact Name:  Tommy Gray
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Date Added:  9/2/2008
Company E
George M. Hershey - 1st Lieutenant   
Discharged after unfavorable review by board of examiners.

Not sure exactly what that means, possibly a medical discharge.
Contact Name:  Jason Harlen Rife
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Date Added:  9/1/2010
Company G
George Washington Brower - Private   
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Contact Name:  Justine Brower
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Date Added:  7/17/2008
Company G
David Mcgrath - Corporal   
At the age of 15 David became sole supporter for his mother and sister when his father died in 1847. He made a living as a distiller until 1862 when at the age of 30 he answered the call of Ohio State Governor David Todd for all able bodied men in the state to defend Cincinnati Ohio against a Confederate force that was then advancing on the city. He belonged to the un-uniformed men called the 'Squirel Hunters' and although events turned out that they where not needed to repulse the advance, they were given Honorable Military discharges for there patriotic efforts. His military outfit, known as Captain Lowery's Company 'G' 115th Ohio Voluntary infantry,signed up at Cuyahoga Falls, ohio. serve three years for the duration of the war.
His unit fought many battles of the Western service along the Mississippi River and the Battle of the Wilderness. Corporal McGrath was Captured with his whole Company on 5 December 1864. At the time, they where stationed along the Nashville and Cattanooga railroad between Nashville and Murfreeboro,TN. The prisoners were divided into groups and Corporal McGrath was sent to Andersonville Georgia where thier Confedrate captors starved the 50,000 union Prisoners held there. 14,000 died there, including David McGrath. The commanding officer of Andersonville prison, Capt Henery Wirtz was sentenced by Military court in 1865 and was hung. Corpral McGrath was buried with his comrades at Andersonville, Georgia at what is now a National Park and Cemetary. Information comes from family records.
Contact Name:  michael kentner
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Date Added:  12/9/2007
Company I
John Wesley Corp - Private   
I wish I could find out a little more about John: battles he fought in, discharge date etc. He was my 2nd great grandfather. He was born 30 Oct, 1826, Marietta, Ohio. He died in Feb. 3, 1864, perhaps shortly after discharge and maybe in Winterset, Iowa.
Contact Name:  Dean A. Thomson
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Date Added:  9/4/2009
Company I
Daniel B Marsh - Private   
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Contact Name:  Sandra
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Date Added:  6/17/2013
Company I
William Jackson McFall - Private   
William left his wife at home with six children to serve in the Civil War. His oldest son also served. An eighth child was born after the war. :) William died in 1891.
Contact Name:  Dawn Shultz
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Date Added:  10/18/2007
Company I
Samuel T Strand - Private   
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Contact Name:  Stein Auestad
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Date Added:  9/1/2006
Company K
William Oswalt - Private   
William Oswalt is my 2nd great grandfather. His company was mounted infantry. He was injured while pursuing Rebels outside of Murfreesboro.
Contact Name:  Kevin Bell
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Date Added:  12/3/2009
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